Wednesday, 29 February 2012

"Puppets charming our socks off" - Adelaide Advertiser photo piece

Good morning world, rabbits rabbits rabbits (the laptop and blogger think it's still Feb 29th, but here in Adelaide it's 9am on the morning of March 1st) and we've just woken to find this smashing photo and article in today's Adelaide Advertiser.

TWO hands, two socks and two pairs of googly eyes have found one Adelaide Fringe act an international following.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre is here for the first time, backed by a YouTube following and appearances on British TV.

"In a day and age when performers have videos and back projections and remote control technical gizmos, it seems amazing to me a couple of socks sticking their heads through a little tartan set can be so popular," founder and sole performer Kev F Sutherland said.

"It must have something to do with what they say."

The socks have been charming audiences at the Garden of Unearthly Delights. They previously "`duetted" with entertainers and politicians.

"If there are any famous Australians who wish to appear with the socks they would love it," said Sutherland who added his act was "not a kids' show".

Before the puppets' debut at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2007 the Scottish performer had a stand-up career.

"I can't tell you how humiliating it is to discover your socks are funnier than you," he said.

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide every night at 7.45 until March 18th. Tickets here.

Four & a half thumbs-up review from The Punch
"Roll up roll up" - Adelaide Advertiser review
"Side-splitting laughs" - FIVEaa review
"Head-slappingly funny" - Festival Freak review
Adelaide Waiting - Socks video

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